Coming off a pretty dominant win at Summerslam over the debuting Dominik Mysterio, it feels like the feud been the Monday Night Messiah and the Mysterio family has come to an end with Seth Rollins coming out on top. We would see Rey and Dominik team up to face Seth and Buddy on the following nights RAW but the match would be deemed a no-contest after interference from Retribution. They had a rematch at Payback and the Father & Son team would vanquish the Monday Night Messiah and his disciple. We all know his time in WWE is on a bit of a timer as his fiancée, Becky Lynch, is due to give birth in December of this year. You’d assume he would be off TV between late November and January as paternity leave, potentially even further as we don’t know much about their personal situation, with he and Becky keeping their relationship under wraps.
He needs to be written off TV in such a way that allows him to return to our screens either as the Monday Night Messiah or as a crazed and obsessed heel, out for revenge against the person who took him out. During his time as the Monday Night Messiah, he has made a LOT of enemies; both Mysterio members, Kevin Owens, Samoe Joe, Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo.
I can see it being Joe out of this lot, who would take Rollins off our screens, so he can spend time with his new baby. Bringing Joe out of his commentary role and back in-ring would be a genius move from WWE, even though he is absolutely brilliant on commentary. It’s not like he’s injured and that’s why he was there, he failed a drug test in February and was brought back onto commentary in April, possibly because WWE had nothing for him creatively. That, and the fact that Jerry Lawler was on commentary before and he’s 70 years old during a pandemic. Seth and Joe have had words exchanged in the last few weeks, the first instance was Joe standing up for Tom Phillips before Dominik took advantage of Joe’s distraction. The second was during Mickie James vs Natalya, with the two having a heated discussion at ringside. Bring Joe back into the ring, let him be the one to take out Seth Rollins for good, possibly taking out Buddy on his way, which allows him to regain ‘Murphy’ and revert back to a solo star. We then get Joe back in-ring and going after titles, or appearing on RAW Underground because why not?
If we weren’t going to see the in-ring return of Samoa Joe, we have to remember that Rollins’ current stable has two big anomalies; AOP and Austin Theory. Rezar suffered a bicep injury in March which would cause the team to take a hiatus, can’t have one without the other, can we? Instead of having Buddy go off our screens into obscurity to either wait for Seth to come back or to be repackaged, have him turn on Seth in some way, shape or form. If we weren’t to see the return of Theory (After his NXT run) and AOP, we could see the complete implosion of his stable and have Buddy turn face and take Seth out. In the past few months, we have seen the hesitance from Murphy to do Rollins’ bidding, the most memorable is Murphy’s hesitation to blind Aleister Black.
Murphy is a phenomenal talent and is kind of waste being a right-hand man to a large star when he could be in the mid-card scene on his own, I’d love to see Murphy on Smackdown with the Intercontinental Championship if he was to split. The main reason to split these two up is simple; you can’t have Murphy waiting around for Seth to come back over a two- or three-month period. We can have a long-term booking, if Seth is going away for a few months, put over Murphy as a legit competitor for Seth to return and attack Murphy. Murphy gets his first name back; he looks legitimate and takes over the mid-card.
Either way I have pitched, or others because we know WWE, Seth Rollins will be getting a well-deserved few months off very soon and will be continuing his schtick for the next few months. He’s a huge competitor and whomever feuds with him or takes him out in the coming months will receive a monster push because Rollins is just that damn good.